One of the features of the main site I enjoy most is reading why a poet wrote a poem, what inspired the poem. I wanted to share my inspiration for this poem with you as I thought it was a unique happening. I was looking up a word in the dictionary and came across this word:
Epiphany:A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something. A comprehension or perception of reality by means of a sudden intuitive realization: ďI experienced an epiphany, a spiritual flash that would change the way I viewed myselfĒ (Frank Maier).
I loved the way it sounded. It rolled off my tongue. And the quote by Frank Maier struck a cord in me. I would love an epiphany! And what would happen if someone had one? How would their life be affected? This train of thought developed into something a little unusual. A two part story that Iíve posted in the Prose Forum. But it also begged to be said in poetic form. So here, is the poetic story of a childís epiphany. If you are intrigued enough, please read the story (in two parts as itís quite long) in the Prose Forum. I thank you in advance.
She came into my young life
When I had but a childís care
And when she left that summer day
Part of her remained with me there.
The years passed and I
Remembered her sometime
And now I want to introduce
Her here, within my rhyme
Her name was Epiphany
Within her was Godís glow
I met her only once you see
But her heart was easy to know
She traveled on foot from town to town
Never staying long in one place
Her clothes were worn and tattered
As was her weathered face.
An uncaring child I was then
Thoughtless and unkind
But one afternoon with Epiphany
Changed my heart and changed my mind
And now in my freedom
I vowed to spread this tale
To bring the world her story
In this I shall not fail
Love others as you would your own
Treat everyone with respect
Donít judge on color or creed
On this you must reflect
If you walk a mile in the shoes
Of another of Godís own
Would you then belittle them
For the seeds that they have sown?
Life is not just about
Money and superiority
Life is about believing in
Being someoneís epiphany